Most popular uses for home automation tech
Climate control: Install a smart thermostat and a few heat sensors throughout your home, and you’ll start to notice changes in your home’s climate – and your energy bill. The thermostat connects to each of your heating/cooling appliances (as well as the sensors), and monitors how you manage your climate.
Then, it starts to schedule heating and cooling cycles around your preferences. If you like it colder in the morning, it’ll turn the heat down automatically.
Security: Imagine never again worrying about whether or not you closed a window or locked a door before leaving for a holiday. Well, home automation tech can solve this problem too.
The way these security systems work is a little different from manufacturer to manufacturer, but Nest offers a good example.
With Nest’s security product, you install a number of sensors on your doors and windows, as well as a smart keypad/camera on your front door. There’s also a security base station inside your home.
Once it’s all set up and running, you can check the status of any door or window using your phone – the sensors feed all the information through the base station and then directly to you.
You can also remotely unlock the doors of your home, and use the camera to check out visitors before they step foot inside.